Wednesday, July 15, 2015

DIY Sweet Lemon Body Scrub

Summer is here for most of us, and what could be better than a fresh, zesty body scrub DIY to make your skin look and feel smoother than ever? Trust me when I say this lemon body scrub will have you smelling almost as good as summer feels. I’ll even let you in on a little secret: for a fraction of the price, this DIY totally measures up to The Body Shop's Sweet Lemon Scrub.

So let’s get started!

Here’s what you’ll need:
2-3 tbsp. lemon zest
8-10 drops lemon essential oil
1 ½-2 ½ cups sugar
½ cup coconut oil

1. Scoop the coconut oil into a microwave safe mixing bowl, and heat for about 20-30 seconds. The exact timing will depend on the power of your microwave, but you'll want the coconut oil at a liquid consistency

2. Mix your lemon zest and essential oil into the bowl of coconut oil.

3. Add the sugar, and mix until fully blended. I recommend starting with a small amount of sugar, and pour in by ½ cups until you reach preferred consistency

3. Use in the bath or shower on hands, feet, legs, or wherever you please for silky, smooth, summer-ready skin. 

Happy scrubbing!

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Kaila Homes | Beauty Bartender

Kaila is a west coast wanderer nestled in the heart of Washington State. She describes herself as an online shopping extraordinaire, lover of life, and makeup hoarder. She also enjoys doing DIY projects, sharing a good laugh over coffee, and spending time with her daughter, Ava. You will most likely find Kaila behind a camera lens, exploring the great outdoors, or writing for her new lifestyle blog,

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  1. This is GREAT !! I love body scrub and this is so easy to make.
    I've seen it on Pinterest and had to come and check the recipe. AWESOME

  2. I would be careful using the lemon essential oil. Lemon is phototoxic. i would only use this at night so your skin is not exposed to sunlight for at least 6 to 12 hours.

  3. Any idea of the shelf life? Think this would be a fabulous as a Christmas present for teachers!

    1. I would probably go with the shelf life of the coconut oil, as sugar and essential oils don't really spoil in their regular form.

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  5. J'ai utilisé ce gommage pour affiner mes cuisses et raffermir la peau dans cette zone, très efficace, notamment pour lisser la cellulite qui malgré mon opération liposuccion cuisses elle persiste. L'huile essentielle de citron


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